Local Program and Policy Coordinator | HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST II
California Department of Public Health
Location: Richmond or Sacramento or San Diego, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $6,658.00 - $8,334.00 monthly
3 openings available.
Internal Number: JC-338703
THIS IS A STATEWIDE RECRUITMENT. THE INCUMBENT WILL BE HEADQUARTERED IN THE COUNTY NEAREST THE RESIDENCE OF THE SELECTED CANDIDATE. THE COUNTIES ARE: *Contra Costa County*Sacramento County*San Diego County*
Under the general direction of the Health Program Manager II (HMP II) of the Regional Public Health Office (RPHO), the Health Program Specialist (HPS) II is responsible for convening the local health jurisdictions (LHJs) in the region to discuss policy issues at the local and state levels, develop statewide metrics, share best practices and challenges for use of state General Funds, and define projects for the region including data analysis. The HPS II will respond to often urgent, time-sensitive inquiries, and develop policy guidelines and recommendations. The HPS II facilitates coordination and development of strategies to leverage legislation, regulations, and partnerships to promote, including by addressing social and structural determinants of health. The HPS II works with public information officers, scientists, and business operations unit to support and work in partnership with local health jurisdictions and local public health regions. The six HPS II team members are each directly assigned to designated Public Health Regions. This position is required to travel up to 20%.
Telework is available for this position in accordance with CDPH’s Telework Policy and Procedures.
This vacancy is being advertised in Contra Costa County, Sacramento County, and San Diego County. The location of the position will be determined based on the location of the most qualified candidate.
Pending HR approval
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
Resume is required and must be included.
Statement of Qualifications -
Please see Statement of Qualifications instructions below at end of posting. Any applications received that do not provide a written response to the SOQ will not be scored/reviewed.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) Instructions
The SOQ should be typed, in 12-point Arial font, minimum one page and not exceed 2 pages. Please respond to the item below.
Describe how your education, training, skills and experience make you a qualified candidate for the position.
PLEASE NOTE: Resumes, letters, Supplemental Questionnaire, transcripts, degrees, your state application, cover letters and other materials will not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications. Simply copying and pasting your resume will also not be accepted.Applications received without an SOQ may be rejected.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Knowledge of and experience with local and regional communities in California; including experience with or at local health departments
Able to work with and lead multi-disciplinary teams
Communicate with and convene a large group of internal and external stakeholders, including state and local program representatives and senior department leadership
Ability to identify and resolve a broad range of complex governmental and programmatic challenges
Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage multiple projects and daily tasks
Equity-minded, responsive and sensitive to diverse populations
Ability to assess issues and quickly identify the best possible solution(s)
Possess excellent and effective written and oral communication skills
Ability to collaborate with others
Ability to establish and foster relationships with partners
Ability to formulate and train on policies, procedures, and workflow
Ability to analyze program situations and develop effective courses of action to solve them
Attentive to details
Intermediate MS Office Suite expertise- Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT
At the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.
The Human Resources Division (HRD) partners with CDPH’s programs and management to provide guidance and consultative services on HR matters that are necessary for the Department to carry out its mission to deliver quality public health services.